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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Fall of Elephant pass imminent at any moment

Latest reports emerging from the theatre of war in the north reveals that the fall of Elephant pass is imminent at any moment. "Asian Tribune" learns that already Sri Lankan army has entered Elephant Pass and consolidating their position. It is learnt that Government would officially announce, the fall of Elephant Pass later in the day. Earlier in 1998, Sri Lankan Army was compelled to tactically withdraw from Elephant Pass.

Establishing, trust and friendship within the ethnic groups, the urgent need of the hour - Minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Keheliya Rambukwella

By K.T.Rajasingham

It is time that a friendly and conducive climate established in the midst of the ethno-religious groups in Sri Lanka. A Tamil and a Tamil speaking Muslim should have trust in their heart and mind that "there is always a Sinhalese friend out there to help me in my time of despair." Trust and confidence are two important things that has to be seriously cultivated in the midst of the Sri Lankan communities, emphasized Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. A Tamil should feel and must always remember, "I have a Sinhala friend next door to me, if I need him", pointed out, Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare & Government Spokesman for Defence and National Security.

Response to Tate Ulsaker’s "Profitable Crash Benefits Owners of the Federal Reserve System"

By Dr. Richard L. Benkin

I have to begin by revealing a bias I have; that is, I find conspiracy theories such as that expounded in the article, "Profitable Crash Benefits Owners of the Federal Reserve System." Now, to be sure, I will not attempt to challenge the author's credentials or knowledge base with regard to this subject; however, none of the seemingly endless string of conspiracy theories about almost every major historical event has proven correct. Perhaps, too, my dislike for conspiracy theories stems in large part from the still pernicious tendency to build wild ones around my people, the Jews. (Just to be clear, I am NOT in any way accusing Mr. Ulsaker of that.)

Meher Baba Speaks

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune

This is a new column that will bring to the readers every Monday some facet of Meher Baba, who has laid down no precepts and declared 'My present Avataric form is the last incarnation of this cycle of time'. Initially, I intended to feature under this column, excerpts from the books written by Meher Baba and from His discourses. Copyright complications stared at me since the early works of and about Meher Baba were published in the United States. Bhau Kalchuri, biographer of Meher Baba and Chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Trust, also cautioned me about the copyright. So I zeroed in on the format of talking about His life and His message.

Palestinian Christian Leaders appeal to end confrontation in Gaza

Patriarchs and Heads of the Local Christian Churches in Jerusalemhas strongly denounced ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and all forms of violence and killings from all parties. They have called upon the international community to fulfill its responsibilities and intervene immediately and actively stop the bloodshed and end all forms of confrontation in the Holy Land and to work hard and strong to put an end to the current confrontation and remove the causes of conflict between the two peoples; and to finally resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just and comprehensive solution based on international resolutions.

Pay up or be killed

By Chandrahasan – Syndicate Features

The death of M.K. Gupta, a PWD engineer in Uttar Pradesh (UP) allegedly for his refusal to collect funds for the birthday celebrations of the BSP supremo Mayawati is not only a grave law and order related issue but also a commentary on how politics is merging with crime. Far too long has the nation been turning a blind eye to the mischievous practice of 'donations' and 'garlands' received by politicians from the public.

Strong Malaysian Trade Delegation visits FCCISL

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

A fifteen member strong trade delegation representing the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) met officials of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) at the FCCISL auditorium. The Sri Lankan Team was led by Kosala Wickramanayake, President, FCCISL while the Malaysian Delegation was led by Tan Sri Dato’Soong Siew Hoong. Welcoming the Malaysian Trade Delegation Mr Wickramanayake said that Malaysia and Sri Lanka maintain close links and the FCCISL could work very closely with ACCCIM as both organizations carry out tremendous work towards the Micro, Small and Medium sectors.

Pusa suggests ring-road linking all district headquarters s for economic development

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

NPCC president KV Pusa stressed the importance of having ring-road connecting the entire districts headquarters of the state in order to boost the economic development of the state. "We are really concerned for the economic development of the state but not the one on piecemeal basis initiated by the present DAN government," he told NEPS here on Sunday. Asked about the funding of such development, the Congress leader quoted state chief minister Neiphiu Rio as saying there was no dearth of fund for the development in the state. What he (Rio) said was his officers in various departments did not prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPR).

Apologetic stance will not appease our adversaries

By Asif Haroon Raja

USA, India and UK befooled Musharraf led regime to be its friends because of which the CIA and FBI were granted unlimited freedom to operate inside Pakistan. Musharraf was advised not to trust India since it is more cunning than a fox but riding on a high saddle he ignored saner advices and went ahead inking peace deal with India in January 2004 to make eastern border including Kashmir quiet. India extracted far too many concessions from fawning Musharraf without giving anything in return. Having lulled our leadership into snooze, fenced the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, got all Jihadi outfits operating in occupied Kashmir banned and accounts frozen, forced Pakistan to stop cross-LoC movement, got education syllabi revised to stamp out concept of Jihad, India then began to work on its game-plan to soften Pakistan from within and eventually denuclearise and truncate it.

Market gains as investors react to military victories

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Acuity the Stock brokering arm of HNB and DFCC in their review indicated that the market kicked off year 2009 witnessing sharp gains in the back of the news reports on capturing the LTTE stronghold Kilinochchi by military forces, leading to a 5% gain in the All Share Price Index (ASPI) on Friday. The ASPI (All Share Price Index) ended the week up by 4.8% or 72.4 points o close at 1578.5 points while the sensitive Milanka Price Index ) gained 3.0% or 48.6 points to stand at 1696.8 points compared to last week.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Samad Full Moon

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune

DMK suffers a big hit, Stalin caught on tape 'bribing' voters in Tirumangalam

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune

As rival Jayalalithaa Jayaram of All India Anna DMK is smug with satisfaction with pre-poll surveys giving her alliance a big thumbs up, the ruling DMK has suffered a big hit with the heir apparent, M K Stalin caught on tap 'bribing' voters in Tirumangalam, if one goes by the reports on Jaya TV. Election Commission officials said they are looking into the allegation, while the DMK leaders have questioned the authenticity of the video footage.